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Be sure to apply by April 1 for next year's moose hunt

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 165, No. 8, March 19, 2003

AUGUSTA Representative JimAnnis (R-Dover-Foxcroft) reminds those interested in taking part in next fall's moose hunting season that they must submit their permit applications to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife by April 1. The department will hold a drawing in mid-June to determine the 2,585 permits that will be issued in the 2003 season.

This year's drawing for moose permits is open to those who are eligible to obtain a Maine Big Game Hunting License or will be eligible by the opening day of the moose hunting season. Hunters must be at least 10 years old by the opening day of the season and people who had a permit in the 2001 or 2002 season are not eligible for this year's drawing.

Those interested in increasing their odds of obtaining a permit can purchase additional chances. Maine residents can purchase three chances for $10 and six chances for $20. Multiple chance resident applicants must possess a valid Maine Big Game License. In addition, those who have been chosen in past drawings going back to the 1998 season may receive an additional chance for each unsuccessful season.

Those interested in applying for a moose permit may request an application by calling the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife at 287-8000. Applications can also be filled out on-line at People with questions or in need of assistance can contact State Representative Annis at 564-0820.

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